The road to the state tournament was one that I will never forget. The Perry Lady Maroons softball team of 2013 made Perry, Oklahoma history by going to the state tournament for the first time. My team and I basically lived at our softball complex from August to October. Although the outcome of state wasn’t what I expected, the blood, sweat, and tears were worth every second I got to play at the USA Hall of Fame Stadium. The beginning of my junior year of softball season I knew we had hit the jackpot with our team. We had pitching that couldn’t be hit, batting that couldn’t be fielded, and fielding that could stop almost anything. It was rough at the beginning of practices, as it is with most teams. That’s to be expected though, we had to work a little harder to get where we wanted to go. We came out at the beginning of the season thinking we would be average, but what became of our season was nothing we could have imagined. We came out with a season opener against Cushing. This was my big chance, my chance to claim my spot as varsity catcher of my softball team. And I did just that, I came out pistols firing and 3rd play of the game I threw a girl out at second. That play was exhilarating, and set the tone for the entire game. Our pitcher, Jayde Hansen pitched lights out, and our hitting was better than we ever could have hoped. We went on to win that game and that was only the beginning to what we were about to accomplish. The rest of the season was surreal. We beat some of the best teams we have ever faced. Blanchard, Manford, and Edmond Memorial were among the many teams that we beat during our season. We didn’t care who it was, we came out with our hair on fire with a passion for the ball game. Every game was another chance to prove just who wanted it more, and my team wanted it more than any team out there. Our record was 30-5 when the Regional Tournament came along, and with a record like that we deserved to host our own Regionals. We went through our tournament and had a clean sweep. We beat Perkins and Chisolm with no problem and no worries. Now we had to beat Newkirk and though we had run-ruled them already, we knew they were gunning for us. We shut them down with keeping it zero to zero until in the 5th inning we finally scored the first run putting us in the lead at one to zero. Our blood was pumping; we knew we were going to win. We deserved this. This is what we worked so hard for, then they retaliated and scored a run to tie up the ball game. It’s the 7th inning and we knew it was either score a run this inning or go into extra innings and risk losing everything we worked for. They get one out. Then they get a second. That’s when everyone got a little nervous. Jayde is up to bat and on the second pitch, Jayde crushes a ball into
Michelle E. Diaz
ENC 1101 - 189381
November 3, 2014
Narrative Essay Revision
Resentment: Self-Inflicted and Self-Cured
Overcoming an obstacle doesn't mean that certain events have to stop occurring so that it's classified as overcome. I was once told, “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” I believe that to be 100% correct. I was raised in a culture where the man of the family, the father, the husband, holds the utmost authority and responsibility…
The transition of a high school student to a college undergraduate is a life-changing experience that most youths go through. The course that led to this transformative event began on the first day I entered high school. Attending a technical school for four years was the best decision I could have made. It prepared me for the real world while simultaneously providing me with the skills needed for college. My first year in high school was like moving into a new city and trying to…
Abukhalaf /Picture p 1
Freshman Writing, Block 4
By Summer Abukhalaf
“Meet with us in science after school, okay?” Maggie says.
“Okay, let me call my mom and tell her about it,” I say.
I know my mom will never let me walk with my friends to go to someones house.
I’m so excited to go trick or treating with my friends. This year is supposed to be
absolutely perfect. Eighth grade is very important. It’s your last year in middle school…
Essay #1: The Narrative
The waves crashed down at a velocity only measurable by Mother Nature plunged me down into the abyss of the ocean floor. Her volume and mass of water tossed me around like a pin ball bouncing off rubber paddles. I helplessly squirmed around trying to find my sense of direction. Thoughts of accepting a trophy, coated with a glazy gold plastic dip, on a podium at the Olympics ran through my head as I demonstrated different variations of underwater cartwheels: one handed, two…
ABOUT THE JAPANESE IN HAWAII
According to the first 153 Japanese immigrants, the Japanese in Hawaii had to fight for the rights of Japanese for many years when they had arrived on February 8, 1885 as contact laborers. After that, they started increasing their community by setting up the first Japanese schools in the United States. By 1920, most of Japanese children in Hawaii could speak Japanese language as their first language. Because I had a chance to research about Japanese American in…
10 September 2013
I walked out of the vets office, tears rolling down my face as the veterinarians just stood with a look of sadness and silence in the air. They acted as if they had never seen a pet owner upset before. I walked up to my car and just stood by it as my mom came out a little later. Her eyes were as read as mine. She came up to me and hugged me. She asked me, “You were so brave…
In 10th grade, I had missed my first day of school because I was really sick. The next day it
come, while hearing the announcement of homeroom, we were told welcome back to all track
c students and welcome to incoming ninth graders. They mention that a add on year has us
waiting, and that swimming, football, and cross country try outs are the following day, and to
make sure to bring an emergency card.
Throughout my day various of friends had mentioned joining football because it can get you…
after night, I would take stacks of storybooks to her, and while I sat in her lap, she would read them to me. As a result, I learned to read at the age of five. I am a visual text such as comics and graphic novel.
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Short Narrative Essay
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In the narrative, Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell shares his personal experience of a moral challenge he has faced. Orwell was an officer in a poverty infested place called Burma and was hated by many of its citizens. Burmese people saw him as an evil white imperialist. But one day, when a raging elephant tore through the Burmese town the citizens looked towards Orwell with burning eyes that persuaded him to shoot the beast. Every inch of Orwell’s body…